If you are looking for injury care specialists in Waukegan or the surrounding area, our doctors and professionals are here and ready to help you. Living with pain is already a big enough challenge, so we want to make sure that you feel welcomed and taken care of the moment you walk in the door.
We’re here with specialty-trained clinicians and technicians to care for you from diagnosis to treatment. Whether you were injured on the job or in an auto accident, we can treat any range of spinal or soft tissue injuries.
Our Waukegan location is staffed with a caring and helpful team that includes a variety of trained specialists, including:
- Chicago physical therapy
- Back pain doctors
- Neck pain doctors
- Joint pain doctors
- Auto accident specialists
- Work injury specialists
- Sports injury & Sports Medicine
- Physicians specializing in injury care
- Orthopedic Doctors and Surgeons
- X-ray, MRI & Imaging Specialists
From Chicago Midway/Downtown Chicago/Chicago South: Take I-55, take I-94 West. Continue on US-41 N and exit toward Washington St. Turn right onto Washington St, and then turn right onto S Jackson St. Our clinic is on the right.
The staff and professionals of La Clinica know that managing pain is difficult and challenging. It’s why we have so many locations throughout the Chicago area. We want to make this process as easy and convenient for you and the members of the Waukegan community as we can.
We are committed to helping you live a pain-free life. Our on-site therapy and rehab experts will recommend a course of treatment to treat, manage, and heal your injury. If our doctors conclude that you need a referral for another specialist, we work with a network of doctors who can provide the right surgical therapy just for you. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see us: Contact us today for your appointment and we’ll get you in right away.
In physical therapy or PT, licensed medical professionals known as physical therapy work with patients to help them overcome pain and improve their overall quality of health. To do this, physical therapy use various techniques, including stretching and strengthening exercises, electrical stimulation, imaging, traction, joint mobilization, ultrasound, massage, heat, ice, laser therapy, kinesiology taping, hydrotherapy, and more. Beyond that, physical therapy also:
- Review patients’ medical histories
- Diagnose patients by conducting tests and listening to them
- Creating individualized treatment plans
- Providing clear and achievable goals for patients
- Record patients’ progress
- Adjust the treatment plan if necessary
- Educate patients and their loved ones
Most patients who visit our physical therapy clinics always ask whether physical therapy is the same as physiotherapy. Well, there is no significant difference between the two. Both terms are used interchangeably depending on the region. Here in Chicago, most people call it physical therapy.
Physical therapy is divided into various sub-specialties to improve patients’ physical well-being. The most common type of physical therapy include:
- Occupational physical therapy focuses on work-related injuries
- Neurological physical therapy focuses on neurological conditions
- Geriatric physical therapy addresses movement and mobility issues among the elderly
- Pediatric physical therapy focuses on infants
- Rehabilitative physical therapy helps patients recover from surgery
- Orthopedic physical therapy focuses on the musculoskeletal system
- Cardiopulmonary physical therapy focuses on assisting patients to overcome pulmonary and cardiovascular conditions
To ensure that all our patients get the best care, we have a team of experts specializing in different areas.
Each patient’s frequency varies depending on injury or illness, goals, individual’s course of care, progress, and your physical therapist’s recommendations. Your physical therapist will record your progress after each session to determine the next course of action. Even after your treatment, it’s still advisable to schedule regular follow-ups with your physical therapist to prevent re-injury.
Thanks to the direct access bill, you can see a licensed physical therapy without seeing your primary care provider first here in Chicago. However, you still have to check with your insurance provider to find out if you need a referral to physical therapy treatment.